Iremi and Matthew are looking after a sleeping Ellie when she wakes to find Kal missing she panics and tries to run away. After blocking her path Iremi talks to Ellie about how she misses Edermask and how long its taken her to find him again. Iremi promises to keep Ellie and Kal safe if Ellie will stays close to her, thus fixing their relationship. At the war meeting Kal and Enzu are told the current plan of action for the joint forces. Kal, being a war veteran himself and having led troops into war before, points out that Rang is treating them as disposable forces and ends the chapter declaring that he should lead both mercenary and bounty hunters into war.